Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/2/2021 Odds Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/2/2021 – The Toronto Raptors are off to a rough start but they look like a team ready to rev up after tasting their first win. This team hopes to bring the momentum on the road as they face the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, January 2. This game will be held inside the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will be NBA TV that will put the game on television and the simulcast can be seen through an online live stream at NBA League Pass by 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The New Orleans Pelicans may have the home-court edge but the Toronto Raptors are forecasted by NBA Betting Covers to win.
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/2/2021
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/2/2021 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors finally picked up their first win of the season after losing their first four games with a 17-point bludgeoning of the New York Knicks, 100-83. Fred VanVleet was the team’s best scorer at that time as he did 25 points and seven assists. Kyle Lowry followed him with 20 points and seven assists while Norman Powell filled in for the injured Pascal Siakam with 17 points. Chirs Boucher continues to be the team’s bench dynamo as he flirted with a double-double of nine points and nine rebounds. The team needs more from other players like OG Anunoby to step up and give the team quality production.
Players to watch: K. Lowry PG 4 GP 4 GS 37 MIN 19.5 PTS 1 OR 3 DR 4 REB 8.3 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 4 TO 3.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.17 PER
P. Siakam PF 3 GP 3 GS 39 MIN 18.7 PTS 1 OR 8 DR 9 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.7 TO 4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 9.78 PER
F. VanVleet SG 4 GP 4 GS 34.3 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.8 OR 3.5 DR 4.3 REB 6.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 4.2 AST/TO 16.47 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
It has been an up-and-down start for the New Orleans Pelicans and they rolled on the good side of the bed picking up a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder during their last game, 113-80. Brandon Ingram lives up to the expectations of the team giving them 20 points, seven rebounds, and two triples while Eric Bledsoe contributed 17 points. Lonzo Ball was all-around giving the team 16 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds but it was an off night for Zion Williamson giving the team 12 points and had only 17 minutes. Steven Adams filled in for the lack of interior presence with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 5 GP 5 GS 32.8 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.6 OR 6.4 DR 7 REB 5.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 1 PF 2 AST/TO 22.96 PER
Z. Williamson SF 5 GP 5 GS 30.4 MIN 19.4 PTS 3.6 OR 4.8 DR 8.4 REB 1 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 2.4 PF 0.4 AST/TO 20.88 PER
L. Ball PG 5 GP 5 GS 31 MIN 12.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 4.6 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.2 TO 2.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 11.3 PER.
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/2/2021 Betting Numbers
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Aron Baynes C Knee is “?”
New Orleans Pelicans
Wenyen Gabriel PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans have been inconsistent and that hurts their chances against the Toronto Raptors in Sports Betting. Putting your bet on the Pelicans is a good risk to take but the Raptors are a safe bet.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Raptors for this match is +100 while the Pelicans are at -120.
ATS: It is only a point separating both teams on the ATS with the Raptors getting the -1 while the Pelicans are +1.
TOTALs: This game is expected to reach the ML of 217.5 with the Raptors going over and the Pelicans the team under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 111 Raptors